Uma (Under Paint) No. 1-12, KWV 8.
Positive retouch colours on Giclée print
60 x 65 cm

An unknown sculpture is photographed several times with some time gap then printed and painted with a set of colours called positive retouch. The purpose of the paint is to conceal scratches or any markings caused when developing a photograph. 

Acquired by the artist’s grandfather, The hidden figure in the work Uma (Under Paint) No. 1-12, KWV 8 is known to be a stone sculpture from Italy charged with Christian symbolism. Lee conceals the figure and names the work Uma, the name of the Hindu goddess and attempts to examine how meanings change in the context of the artist’s intervention.